Event Archive

Dog Dog Café

Fall 2019

Dog Dog Café offers students a unique experience in interacting with adorable or super-friendly dogs at our Center. Served with snack food and drinks, we observed that participants feel energized and stress-free when they were enjoying their fun time with the dogs. Animal-assisted mode of interaction continues to improve our emotional well-being, bring positive psychological outcomes and facilitate the development of our bonding.

Profound and Grateful Life

Fall 2019

Graduate school can be an exciting and fruitful journey for postgraduate students. It is also a transitional period for building future career and professional connection. Inevitably, there are different levels of challenges from time to time, which may have caused you feeling of stressing out, frustration, self-doubt, loneliness and helplessness. These challenges may appear in your research study, relationship with supervisors and peers, as well as daily routine. The following series of events are organized to support you in addressing the relevant concerns.

• What to expect for PG life?
• Professors’ personal opinions of what's important for a PG student
• Profound and Grateful Life Photo Exhibition

Cherish Your Life

Fall 2019

“Cherish Your Life” aims at exploring life meanings and possibilities, inspiring you to treasure what matters, and coping with inevitable loss in a healthy and interactive manner.

• Searching for Life from Death by Mr. Arnold Leung
• Self-help and Peer Support in facing Death and Bereavement by Ms. Agnes Tin
• 生死之約 by Mr. Pasu Ng (Co-organized with HKUST Library)
• Drama: Oh, Touchwood! 《人生百味》 by Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project
• Drama: Starting Line! 《喜跑線》 by Will in Action

Procrastinate No More!

Fall 2019

How many tasks are lingering for hours, days or even weeks on your to-do-list? Have you ever planned to deal with them but you end up wasting time on other trivial matters? Procrastination is not uncommon in our college life, which could be counterproductive and hinder us from achieving what we want. In the workshop, our instructor has addressed the issue by using a cognitive behavioral treatment approach, which is scientific evidence-based and solution-focused. Students learnt to identify their possible reasons behind procrastination, overcome those barriers, and regain a sense of control in managing their study.

Anti-sexual Violence

Fall 2019

Sexual violence has a profound impact on physical and mental health. Survivors of sexual violence may feel like petals broken after a thunderstorm. Helping victim-survivors is therefore of utmost importance to reduce the psychological impacts and to recover from the trauma.

In the workshop, students learnt more about the current situation of sexual violence in the city. They were also empowered to consolidate their views on sexual violence through case discussion, and hence to reflect their proactive roles in preventing sexual violence.

Mental Health Matters - Building a Happy Campus

Fall 2019

Mental Health Matters extended to bring a series of exciting dialogues with Clear Water Bay Psychologists* in “Friends, Enemies and Frenemies”, “Finding the Happy You”, “Speaking of Love” and “Cities and Health”. We are thankful that students are increasing their awareness in these topics which have positive impacts on their psychological health. Let’s continue to build healthy habits and be incredibly happy people!

* Special thanks to Prof. Eva Chen, Dr. Beatrice Lai, Prof. Kevin Tam and Prof. Michelle Yik

Self-care after Critical Incidents

Fall 2019

You may face unique stressors on a daily basis and even feel heart-breaking after critical incidents, causing unusually strong emotional reactions and potential harm to our normal function. Self-care is extending compassion and kindness to your well-being in view of perceived inadequacy and helplessness. By getting a balance and re-connecting to our body and mind, you can be more confident and productive in your regular routine.

Visit to TszShan Monastery 慈山寺 -- 禪。踪。遊

Spring 2019

TszShan Monastery is famous for its serenity scenery and strong Zen atmosphere. The Monastery’s natural environment provides visitors with a tranquil and uncontaminated sanctuary for spiritual purification and mind flourishing.

During the day trip, participants could enjoy activities by developing self-care and sense of interconnectedness to cultivating prosociality, including experiential visits, Zen calligraphy, movie appreciation, meditation and mindful lunch.

Eat and Celebrate in My Culture

Spring 2019

We have invited students with different cultural identities to share with us their unique festivals and how they have adjusted well in Hong Kong.

Students learnt more about the culture in Serbia, India and Canada. It was a great chance to taste some multicultural food, get relax and make more new friends.

Breathe. Yoga. And Meditate

Spring 2019

Meditation helps improving concentration, boosting immune system and reducing stress. Yoga is a great way to work on one’s flexibility and strength.

In this experiential workshop, students learnt some basic yoga, breathing and meditation techniques that could bridge our body-mind connection.